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This excerpt from the biography of Edward McSWINEY provides a context for understanding one of the most important legacies of the war:

“One of the significant aspects of the 19th-century loyalist account of Canada’s origins is the role of Upper Canadians and the militia in successfully repelling American invaders during the War of 1812. In fact, however, this loyalist myth (long since discredited) was in part generated by contemporaries … who feared that the province would be lost by the actions of the disloyal.”

To find out how the cunning McSwiney manipulated this situation to his own advantage, click on the link below.

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